Your accounting guide to Brexit
With the recent Brexit vote in June, there remains much uncertainty over ...
Habits to promote productivity!
Each day, we have only 24 hours and can consume only so much coffee...
The fluffiness of entity level control
Internal controls are pretty black and white generally, which is why...
"Collaboration tools can drive cycle-time reduction and enrich finance's ability to . . .
Timeliness as a Control
Today is the most precious asset you own --- and is the one thing you should . . .
Tips for Cleaning up Reconciliations
Are you going to lose out on the opportunity to bring a little spring . . .
5 Steps To Loving Reconciliations
We're all about love this month. We love groundhogs with an appetite for . . .
Ah, it's nice to be able to look at a new calendar year and envision the journey . . .
New Year, Old Mistakes
As the new year approaches, my thoughts are fresh with ideas on how I am going . . .
Thanks A Lot
As this time of year dictates, the SkyStem team decided to take time to reflect on . . .
Saving Mr. Banks and Reconciliations
So the movie came out almost a year ago, but I am a big fan of watching movies . . .
Don't be a Masochist
Sometimes, opportunity knocks on our doors. But we can’t always count on . . .
Just Do One
Here it is: The secret to daily flossing. Most everyone gets lazy on flossing, including . . .
Where's My Staff?
We’re getting into bikini season. As we shed our clothes and take that . . .
Don't Get Fancy on Me
I own an Android cell phone. Ninety percent of the functionality goes unused. Most of . . .
Gotta Use 'Em All
I've had a new photo editing software for months and have never tried to master . . .
What It's Like to Have Automation . . .
We're all about process efficiency at SkyStem. Account reconciliations are not . . .
Getting in Control of Internal Control
My family bought a new car that is bigger, more powerful and as fuel . . .
Taking Pride at Work
Our paychecks make sure we show up for work every day. But once we get to our . . .
Gearing Up and Winding Down
The holidays are always an awkward juxtaposition of gearing up and winding . . .
Get Into the Story
Stories stick with us. Since nursery school, we've been hardwired to perk up our ears. . .
When Homemade Isn't Great
For the past few years for Halloween, I attempt to make my son's costume by . . .
Your Wildest Dreams Come True
I know that you've always fantasized about becoming an Account Reconciliation . . .
Show Some Respect
Personally, I would rather work with a thoughtful person than an . . .
Shortcut to Breaking Bad Habits
I'm quitting coffee and that is not easy. But being a grown person means that you . . .
When Not to Get Buy In
The workplace is often consensus based, where buy-in is sought before we . . .
Ah, so many things to love about Corporate America: promotions, happy hours, and . . .
How to Find the Perfect Project
Finding the right project to work on is just like finding a new boyfriend: choosing . . .
Embrace the Beast
I was in New York, and of course so was the blizzard. As 5,000 flights got cancelled. . .
Creeping Roles in Finance
The Controller's job is increasingly broadening. As more and more CFOs . . .
Get Promoted While Lowering Stress
The start of a new year never fails to prompt introspection. Something about . . .
Ringing In the New Year
We're ringing in 2014 with a GREAT BIG THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing us . . .
Is Your Accounting System Outdated?
When the Berlin Wall came down, many joked that the reunited Germany . . .
How About a New Ritual?
Every Halloween I make my son's costume by hand. For someone who "sews" with . . .
When to Ditch the Scotch Tape
Many years ago I interviewed for an internship. The interviewer asked what . . .
The Opposite of Brute Force
I bet you brushed your teeth and washed your face this morning. How did that . . .
Strategic Partner or Cost Center?
I used to work for a very senior executive of a global company. This Director had a . . .
Assume the World Is Not Interested
Writing is the primary communication tool we use at work today. But the reality is . . .
5 Steps to Building Checklists
Creating activity checklists is a great way to collectively download our brains and . . .
Power of Quick Wins
It seems like our finance initiatives are getting bigger and more complex all . . .
Keeping Up with the CFO
Today's CFOs are no longer confined to financial reporting, forecasting . . .
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
After exhausting all major modes of transportation -- planes, trains, cars . . .
5 Tips To Evaluate The Quality
In recent discussions with company Controllers and in monitoring . . .
Be Less Ambitious
The New Year is a time for resolutions and hopeful transformations. But before . . .
Simplifying Compliance Activities
Let's face it. Compliance activities can burden the Close, especially when . . .
15 Min. to 20/20 Financial Close
As a former consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, one idea my team . . .
SkyStem's Monthly Dose
According to Ventana Research "cutting the time to complete the accounting cycle . . .